Saturday, February 18, 2017

Banana Pancakes with Peanuts and Peanut Butter Chips


Yesterday I did not work so I was able to see a matinee of the Lego Batman Movie.  It wasn't not my preference, but I wanted to see a movie, and it was the showing that fit into my schedule.



After I had settled down in a seat, a school group of about thirty kids came and sat around me with their chaperones.  To say the least, I was a little worried how things would layout.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Cherry Double Chocolate Cookies


A few weeks ago, a few friends and I had afternoon tea at a quaint town near where I live.  We had several different types of week, dainty sandwiches, and little sweet treats.



We each got a scone of our choice, which was served with clotted cream.  There were several choices, but I had no difficulty in choosing a chocolate cherry scone.  It was delicious, and it made me realize I have never posted a chocolate cherry dessert on my blog.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Sweet and Sour Pork


Today was a killer at work.  I felt like I didn't have time to even go to the bathroom.  I had to shovel my lunch down my throat during a twenty minute break.

 

I don't work on President's Day, and I am really looking forward to the break.  I'm not going out off town, so I think it is going to be a low key and relaxing weekend.  My biggest plans so far are to go see a movie.


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Pozole


Next week is Valentine's Day.  I don't have a significant other or any exciting plans, but Valentine's Day is a perfect excuse for me to buy myself a little chocolate.  I bought myself a couple of bars of fancy chocolate last night in preparation for the upcoming holiday.


There is a store in DC called Chocolate Chocolate.  I bet you can guess what they sell.  They sell the most interesting chocolate.  They sell beautiful pieces of chocolate by the pound.  They have sophisticated flavors like honey lavender and rosemary caramel, and each flavor has a unique and colorful design.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Chubby Hubby Pancakes


I have been on the lookout for chocolate Cherry Garcia ice cream for weeks.  Last weekend, I checked the two closest grocery stores.  Today I was close to a Walmart, and stopped to see if they were carrying it.  No such luck.


I know that it has already hit some stores, because my dad found a pint in Grand Junction, Colorado.  I'm a little surprised there are stores selling it in a rural Colorado town and not in DC metropolitan area, but maybe Ben and Jerry's has a stronger fan base in the intermountain west.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Prosciutto, Brie, and Pear Sandwich


Last Fall I went to Newport, Rhode Island  for a long weekend.  We visited many large mansions and walked along the ocean.  We also ate at a little cafe that served delicious sandwiches.  I ate a prosciutto, brie, and pear sandwich.  I though it was such a unique and creative idea.


I decided to create it at my apartment a few weeks ago.  I search online to see if there were other sandwiches like it, and it is not that unique.  There are apparently many people who eat prosciutto, brie, and pear sandwiches.  It's hard to be unique these days.


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Chocolate Cookies with Mini M and M Candies


It's November!  January just flew by.  I realized last month that in three months, I will have lived in my current apartment for two years.  I was nervous to commit to a three year lease, but I'll probably live here for another year.


In my mind, February is the month of chocolate.  Of course, I eat chocolate year round, but eating chocolate seems particularly appropriate in February.  There is a chocolate festival in a nearby town this weekend, I plan on going to get in the spirit of the month.